All dentists try their best to save a tooth up to their last best opportunity. However, there might come a situation when the tooth has to be removed. The causes for extraction could be varied from
- Grossly destructed tooth due to dental caries
- Periodontally compromised tooth (mobility)
- Fractured tooth etc.,
Once a tooth is pulled outcomes the question, what happens if you do not replace the missing tooth and how to replace it. The teeth are stable in a position only when they are in contact. If there is no adjacent or opposing tooth the teeth migrate until they make a contact. Hence not replacing a missing tooth jeopardizes the health of 2 adjacent and at least 1 opposing tooth. In order to maintain the health of the teeth, gum, alveolar bone and generally oral health we have to replace a missing tooth.
What are the ways of replacing a missing tooth?
There are basically 3 ways of replacing a missing tooth.
- Removable partial denture
- Dental Bridge
- Dental Implant
In Today’s Podcast, Dr. Nandini Nelivigi, Best Dental Implant Specialist in Bangalore, is going to brief us about Dental Implants and its procedure treatments options.